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Plenary session Global Energy: Challenges and Sustainable Development Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector 6th Global Energy Summit All-Russian MediaTEK Award Ceremony
04.10.2017
09:00—16:00

Manege, 1st floor, Presidium conference hall

GECF Ministerial Meeting

Session (closed event)

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) brings together the world’s leading natural gas producers and exporters. The main objective of cooperation between GECF participants is to ensure reliability and security in supply and demand for gas and other energy resources. Russia attaches great importance to working with other gas exporting countries in the Forum, which was created to help achieve coordination between the countries with the most significant reserves of ‘blue fuel’.

04.10.2017
09:30—10:45

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

The Global Gas and Petrochemical Markets: Opportunities for Russia

Panel discussion

The global gas and petrochemistry industry is growing at a rate consistently above world GDP. The sector is generating a stream of innovation which is transforming the outlook of the entire economy, increasing demand for the output of related industries, and creating new jobs and opportunities for processing companies. In Russia, the intensive development of petrochemistry has offered a response to the issue of import substitution and helped to launch new kinds of products on international markets. Furthermore, major industry projects have provided a platform for economic development in various regions of the country, including Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East. At the same time, the global gas and petrochemicals sector is facing new challenges. The surplus in global capacity at a time of slowing economic growth and tougher environmental requirements is causing the markets for petrochemical products to remain volatile, with access to new markets limited by creeping protectionism. What trends will determine the development of the gas and petrochemicals sector over the next 30 years? How can Russian gas and petrochemicals companies ensure that their products remain competitive in key markets? What reserves do Russian manufacturers have for cutting costs: geographically diversifying sales, digitization, R&D, developing new advanced materials, other measures?

Moderator:
Alexey Bobrovsky — Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists:
Darya Borisova — Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Arkady Dvorkovich — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Gulomjon Ibragimov — Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Dmitry Konov — Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding
Rustam Minnikhanov — President of the Republic of Tatarstan
Igor Soglaev — Director of the Oil and Gas Chemistry Department in the Vice President Rank, Rosneft
Zou Wenzhi — Deputy Director General, Foreign Cooperation Office, China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group)
Daniel Yergin — Vice Chairman, IHS Markit

Front row participant:
Rachelle Goebel — Vice President, General Manager for Gas Processing and Hydrogen, UOP LLC

04.10.2017
09:30—10:45

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

Global Energy: Challenges and Sustainable Development

The Future of the Electricity Industry: How Power Systems and Consumers Are Set to Change

Panel discussion

Experts predict that global demand for electricity will increase by 25–30% in the next 20–30 years. The main sources of growth in demand will be residential and commercial properties, as well as industry and transport. Geographically speaking, India and Africa are set to see the fastest growth rates, whereas in OECD countries demand is expected to remain stable due to the development of the digital economy and improvements in energy efficiency, which is counterbalancing electrification. Nonetheless, the accuracy of these predictions remains in doubt due to a large number of uncertainties. Discussions are ongoing with respect to how rapidly electric car use will spread and new technologies for storing and transmitting energy will be implemented; how competitive generation from renewables will be once state subsidies from European countries come to an end; and how quickly environmental standards for energy companies will be toughened. How are different countries realizing their energy strategies in order to ensure energy security in these new times? What steps must Russia take to maintain its existing competitive advantages and leading positions in energy resource and technology markets? How will electricity demand and consumption change over the next 30 years? Breakthrough technologies in electricity: can we expect a ‘black swan’? Stimulating innovation in electricity: whose job is it? How is Russia’s power supply system set to change?

Moderator:
Evelina Zakamskaya — Anchor, Russia 24

Panellists:
Denis Fedorov — General Director, Gazprom Energoholding
Vyacheslav Kravchenko — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Pavel Livinsky — General Director, Rosseti
Pekka Lundmark — President, Chief Executive Officer, Fortum Corporation
Dietrich Moeller — President for Russia and Central Asia, Siemens AG
Klaus Schafer — Chief Executive Officer, Uniper
Alexey Tsedenov — Head of the Republic of Buryatia
Pavel Zavalny — Chairman of the Committee on Energy, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Cesare Biggiogera — General Director, Prysmian RUS
Maksim Reshetnikov — Governor of Perm Territory
Anton Ustinov — Chairman of the Management Board, Sogaz JSC

04.10.2017
09:30—10:30

Manege, 1st floor, Plenary conference hall

Global Energy: Challenges and Sustainable Development

Oil and Geopolitics: Causes and Consequences

Panel discussion

An address by President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro Moros

Moderator:
Ryan Chilcote — TV Host, Special Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

04.10.2017
11:00—12:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Global Energy: Challenges and Sustainable Development

Finding a New Balance on the Oil Market

Panel discussion

Since oil prices fell in 2014, global producers have found themselves at a crossroads: should they help to balance the oil market by voluntarily limiting production, or continue to compete for market share, taking advantage of the exit of producers with high production costs? A number of countries, including both members and non-members of OPEC, have chosen the first option, and, as a result of voluntary limits on production, have succeeded in temporarily stabilizing prices. Other countries, which again include both members and non-members of OPEC, have taken advantage of the situation to expand into markets that are now less populated. Market unease is being contributed to by growing competition in the use of new production technologies and in energy consumption, which in the long term could significantly alter the energy balance and the configuration of the oil market.
What are the strategic consequences of tactics chosen in the face of the oil market surplus? What influence is oil market competition having on the spread of alternative energy sources and technologies; in particular, electric vehicles? What mechanisms for regulating the oil market – cartel agreements, sanctions, or international cooperation – demonstrate the greatest potential? What approach should oil market participants adhere to in order to make maximum use of their existing competitive advantages in production costs, geography, or infrastructure? Which is more important in the long term – the market or prices?

Moderator:
Daniel Yergin — Vice Chairman, IHS Markit

Panellists:
Vagit Alekperov — President, Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Committee, LUKOIL
Andrew Fry — Managing Director, Head of Oil and Gas for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Goldman Sachs
Adi Karev — Global Oil and Gas Leader, EY
Natalya Komarova — Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Sergey Kudryashov — General Director, Zarubezhneft JSC
Kirill Molodtsov — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Dmitriy Pumpyanskiy — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK)

Front row participant:
Irina Gaida — Partner, Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

04.10.2017
11:00—12:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

The Future of the Coal Industry against the Background of a New Climate Agenda

Roundtable

Tougher environmental requirements and an expected reduction in coal’s contribution to electricity generation on the European and Asian markets have become substantial challenges for everyone involved in the coal industry. In response to these new challenges, coal producers are actively implementing more environmentally friendly technologies, attempting to occupy new product niches, and increasing product quality. Technologies for generating electricity and chemicalizing coal are being improved. The Russian coal industry is continuing to restructure itself, create new coal extraction centres in the east of the country, and develop rail and port infrastructure to better support exports. At the same time, the growth of inter-fuel competition and market volatility is reducing the effectiveness of industry forecasts. Is the accessibility of coal, coupled with the development of clean energy and chemical technologies, enough to maintain demand for coal in future? With its lower cost in comparison to other fuels, does coal provide more opportunities to alleviate the problems of energy poverty in countries with an energy deficit? What share of coal in the fuel mix can be considered environmentally sustainable at present levels of industrial development?

Moderator:
Anatoly Yanovsky — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Gennady Alekseev — General Director, HC SDS-Coal
Irina Olkhovskaya — First Deputy General Director - Commercial Director, "Port Management Company" - management company of "Vostochny Port"
Pavel Shtark — General Director, Management Company Mechel-Mining LLC
Sergey Stepanov — Vice President, Head of the Coal Division, EVRAZ
Alexey Tsedenov — Head of the Republic of Buryatia
Boris Yatsenko — Partner, Head of the Metals & Mining Group in Russia and the CIS, EY

04.10.2017
11:00—12:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Global Energy: Challenges and Sustainable Development

The Role and Potential Development of Nuclear Energy in the Global Energy Mix

Roundtable

Current trends in the development of the world economy are focused on creating a new energy system that will entail a shift towards a careful and responsible approach to consuming the Earth’s resources through balancing technological development and preserving the natural environment. Building this low-carbon future will be impossible without developing nuclear power, one of the key components of green energy, a point that was particularly focused on during the Paris Climate Change Conference in 2015. Currently, only 30% of global energy is low-carbon energy, and 11% of this comes from nuclear power plants. How are specific countries and companies investigating options for achieving the optimal energy mix of the future, including through a combination of nuclear power and renewable energy sources? What environment needs to be created and what kind of efforts need to be made in order to develop nuclear energy, which could include the use of international cooperation mechanisms? Which aspects of developing nuclear energy require particular attention when launching and implementing a nuclear programme for long-term sustainable development?

Moderator:
Charles Hendry — Minister of State for Energy (Department for Energy & Climate Change) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2010–2012)

Panellists:
Alexey Likhachev — Chief Executive Officer, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
William D. Magwood IV — Director General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA OECD)
Henri Proglio — Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, EDF (2009 - 2014)
Peter Szijjarto — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

04.10.2017
11:00—12:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

Russian–European Cooperation: The Path to Global Improvements in Energy Efficiency

Panel discussion

Experts view energy efficiency as an important priority in global energy policy. Energy security and environmental safety, combatting climate change and ensuring access to energy all depend on it. However, despite energy saving measures adopted in recent decades, some 70% of global energy consumption still pays no attention to energy efficiency. Changes in the global energy situation – primarily the drastic drop in prices for traditional energy sources and the US’ exit from the Paris agreement – raise doubts over the global community’s resolve in optimizing energy consumption in the near future. In this regard, cooperation between the leading economies of the Old World – Russia and the EU member states – on effective energy use and ensuring a switch to green energy is particularly important. What are the fundamental issues in this cooperation and which tools are best? What are the barriers for this cooperation: how significant are they and how can they be overcome? What role should business play? Which energy efficiency technologies will be most in demand and how can integration between Russia and the EU be achieved in the field of technology? What are the perspectives of energy sector modernization in Russia? What kind of technological strong points may become its basis?

Moderator:
Jacques de Boisséson — General Director, Total E&P Russie; General Representative in Russia, Total S.A.

Panellists:
Alexis Conan — Chief Executive Officer, Russia and CIS, Legrand
Anton Inyutsyn — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Torgeir Kydland — President, Statoil Russia AS
Philippe Pegorier — President, Alstom Russia; Member of the Board, Association of European Businesses (AEB)
Mirko Sarovic — Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Frank Schauff — Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses
Maxim Shereykin — General Director, Agency for Technological Development
Johan Vanderplaetse — President, Russia and CIS, Schneider Electric

Front row participants:
Bashir Chalabi — Chair, Energy Efficiency Committee, Association of European Businesses; Head of Regulatory Affairs, PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Max Gutbrod — Partner, Moscow Branch, Baker & McKenzie CIS, Limited
Valeria Termini — Commissioner, Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity Gas and Water

04.10.2017
12:15—13:00

Manege, 1st floor, Rosseti stand, presentation area

All-Russian MediaTEK Award Ceremony

Third MediaTEK All-Russian Contest for the Media, Energy Sector Press Services, and Regional Administrations*

The contest is open to federal and regional media organizations, journalists, corporate public relations departments in the fuel and energy sector, and regional administrations. Its main aims are to encourage increased professionalism in the way energy companies publicize their activities in the media, inform the public about projects in the fuel and energy sector, prompt new projects to raise awareness of professions in the fuel and energy sector, and emphasize the significance of the roles played by workers in the energy, oil, and gas industries. The results of the contest will be announced at the ‘Russian Energy Week’ Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum.

* The list of competition winners taking part in the awards ceremony on October 4, 2017 must be confirmed by the MediaTEK Federal Organizing Committee: mediatek@minenergo-gov.ru. The awards ceremony will continue on October 5, 2017 as part of the Russian Energy Week Forum business programme.

Awards presented by:
Alexander Novak — Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Peskov — Deputy Chief of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation, Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation

Members of the MediaTEK Expert Council:
Andrei Bystritsky — Dean, Faculty of Communication, Media, and Design, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Georgiy Gulia — First Deputy General Director, Executive Director, Interfax
Anton Inyutsyn — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Sergey Kolushev — General Director, Eventica Communications
Igor Lobovskiy — President, The Global Energy Association on development of international research and projects in the field of energy
Sergey Mikhaylov — General Director, Russian News Agency TASS
Elena Vartanova — Dean, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Sergey Yakovlev — Chief Editor, Publishing House "Kommersant"; Editor-in-Chief, Newspaper "Kommersant"

04.10.2017
13:00—14:30

Manege, 1st floor, Plenary conference hall

Plenary session

Energy for Global Growth

An address by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

Moderator:
John Fraher — Senior Executive Editor for Energy, Global Business and Finance, Bloomberg

Panellists:
Seyed Mohammed Hossein Adeli — Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)
Adnan Amin — Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Mohammed Barkindo — Secretary General of OPEC

04.10.2017
15:00—16:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Open Session of the Housing Reform Assistance Fund Supervisory Council

Panel discussion

The Housing Reform Assistance Fund engages with the challenges of providing state support to resettle citizens from emergency housing, modernize communal infrastructure, implement energy-efficient technologies, and improve energy conservation in the housing and utilities sector, including by carrying out major repairs on apartment buildings. However, its period of operations is drawing to a close. Continuing to engage with these challenges in the long term, while taking into account the need to attract private funding to meet the goals of modernizing the housing and utilities sector as a whole, is at the heart of the present-day agenda for the sector and everyone involved in it. What has the Housing Reform Assistance Fund achieved in terms of developing the sector? What successes have been seen so far? Does the sector require continued state support? Who will implement this, and how? Is it important to create a separate development institute for the housing and utilities sector? What tools should be used to ensure the continued development of the sector? How can the investment climate in the sector be improved and private capital attracted to address these fundamental problems? During this open session, the Housing Reform Assistance Fund Supervisory Council plans to discuss the basic outcomes of the Fund’s efforts to engage with the challenges described, together with proposals from expert working groups on improving the investment climate in the Russian housing and utilities sector between 2018 and 2025, and to devise approaches and proposals for further development in the sector.

Moderator:
Sergei Stepashin — Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Housing and Utilities Reform Fund

Panellists:
Leonid Gornin — Member of the Supervisory Board, Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Anton Inyutsyn — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Galina Khovanskaya — Member of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma on Housing Policy and Housing and Communal Services
Stepan Kirichuk — Member of the Supervisory Board, First Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on Federal Structure, Regional Policies, Local Self-Governance, and Affairs of the North
Alexandra Levitskaya — Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation
Igor Shpektor — Member of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Civic Chamber Commission on Housing and Public Utilities, Construction and Roads
Alexander Sidyakin — First Deputy Chairman, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Committee on Housing Policy and Housing and Communal Services

04.10.2017
15:00—16:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall D

Realizing the Potential of the Energy Sector

Developing Renewable Energy Sources in Russia: Scaling Up and Exporting Technology

Panel discussion

Thanks to a systematic state policy and the active approach taken by leading companies, domestic renewable energy development is gaining momentum with every passing year. The number of new renewable energy facilities being commissioned is increasing, and these are smoothly taking their place in the national power grid and in isolated energy regions. New domestic technologies are being developed. Photovoltaic cells based on advanced Russian heterostructure technology have entered production this year. A number of major players have now entered the wind power sector, and have announced their intentions to localize high-tech manufacturing in Russia. International cooperation in science and technology is expanding rapidly, enabling the development of Russian renewable energy technologies that are in demand both at home and abroad. As a result, Russian renewable energy players are announcing plans to enter export markets. The Russian renewables sector as a whole is transitioning to a new phase of development. What position in Russia’s energy mix will renewable sources occupy after 2024 and in the longer-term strategic perspective? What are the factors influencing the development of renewables in different sectors: on the wholesale and retail electricity and power markets, in distributed generation, and at the household level? In what areas should efforts be concentrated to achieve integrated development in the renewables sector, and how can state support for the sector be transformed accordingly? What practical steps must be taken to ensure the continued development of Russian technologies and the export of solutions based on them? Who could become an ally of Russian scientific and technological centres and manufacturers of equipment for sale on the European, Asian, and American markets?

Moderator:
Georgiy Kekelidze — Chairman of the Board, Association for Renewable Energy «EUROSOLAR Russia»

Panellists:
Adnan Amin — Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Anatoliy Chubais — Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation
Alexander Chuvaev — Executive Vice President, Head of the Russia Division, Fortum Corporation
Roberto Deambrogio — Head of Europe and North Africa, Enel S.p.A
Charles Hendry — Minister of State for Energy (Department for Energy & Climate Change) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2010–2012)
Kirill Komarov — First Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Corporate Development and International Business, The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Igor Shakhray — General Director, Hevel
Alexey Texler — First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Aleksey Kaplun — Director of Prospective Development Department, RusHydro
Annegret Lewak — Sales Director Central, East and North Europe, Meyer Burger Technology AG
Klaus Thiessen — Creator, Technopark Berlin Adlershof

04.10.2017
15:00—16:30

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

Global Energy: Challenges and Sustainable Development

Russia’s Foreign Energy Policy

Roundtable

Foreign energy policy is a key strategic priority for the Russian Federation. Its efforts in this area are not only helping to forge mutually beneficial trade links, but also ensuring energy security for the country and its partners. The implementation of international projects is strengthening the position of Russian companies in markets of interest, and raising the general level of competitiveness in the Russian energy industry. Furthermore, international cooperation in energy is helping to address current challenges in economic policy:
• Creating common energy markets within the Eurasian Economic Union
• Establishing the legal and political conditions in Europe for the smooth transit of Russian energy resources
• Developing transport infrastructure, reducing transit risks, and ensuring the competitiveness of Russian fuels
• Improving the efficiency of economic integration with countries in the Asia-Pacific region and increasing the supply of energy resources to growing Asian markets
• Promoting Russian interests in the outcomes of high-level multilateral events
Issues for discussion:
• The globalization of markets and ‘globally responsible’ energy policy – mutual influence and problems?
• Foreign energy policy as a system of long-term priorities and actions. The need to coordinate efforts to ensure predictability in global energy development.
• Russian foreign energy policy in a new environment: traditional and new directions.
• Alternative views of Russia’s role in global energy. New drivers behind traditional areas of foreign energy policy.
• Cooperation between Russian and foreign energy companies – what are the new roles and mutually beneficial prospects?
• The priority of economic viability in a time of sanctions. Attempting to work with foreign partners to adapt to negative conditions.
• Cooperation at the level of international organizations – positioning Russia and its potential contribution to a sustainable energy future?
• The role of old (OPEC, IEA) and new (IRENA, GECF) international organizations in the energy sector. Increasing the role of multilateral cooperation formats.

Moderator:
Anatoly Yanovsky — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Vladimir Feigin — President, Institute for Energy and Finance
Gennadiy Gatilov — Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Alexander Medvedev — Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom
Valery Salygin — Director, International Energy Policy and Diplomacy Institute, MGIMO University
George Stathakis — Minister of Environment and Energy of the Hellenic Republic
Pavel Zavalny — Chairman of the Committee on Energy, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation